The benevolent despot who sees himself as a shepherd of the people still demands from others the submissiveness of sheep.
Creativity is discontent translated into arts.
The greatest weariness comes from work not done.
The suspicious mind believes more than it doubts. It believes in a formidable and ineradicable evil lurking in every person.
The misery of a child is interesting to a mother, the misery of a young man is interesting to a young woman, the misery of an old man is interesting to nobody.
A soul that is reluctant to share does not as a rule have much of its own. Miserliness is here a symptom of meagerness.
The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.
In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned find themselves equipped to live in a world which no longer exists.
Where there is the necessary technical skill to move mountains, there is no need for the faith that moves mountains.
Intolerance is the Do Not Touch sign on something that cannot bear touching. We do not mind having our hair ruffled, but we will not tolerate any familiarity with the toupee which covers our baldness.
To know a person's religion we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance.
A grievance is most poignant when almost redressed.
It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.
The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.